Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Roadshow 2015/2016 - World-Wide Italian Wine Tour Visits South Korea, The United States, Brazil, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines

Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Roadshow 2015/2016
Ninth Edition of The Tour lasting 8 long months showcasing more than 250 different Italian Wines
A Tour with 65 Wineries participating 

We were provided a wine tasting glass at the start to try out different wines
I love the concept of this wine glass lanyard as it allows us to move around at ease 

I had my fair share of fun with Jonathan Soh
Boomberang Video with the Canon Alcohol Bottle

Orange Italian Wine
Got To Taste My Very 1st Orange Wine
PS: Never Realized That Orange Wine Existed

Nero d’Avola
One of the wines that were showcased at the event also!

Tenute Emera Sud Del Sud
Salento Rosso IGP

Salento Rosso IGP

Mildly rich wine with quite a tinge of fruity goodness that isn't too dry to your taste-buds.

Alcohol content •

Components •
Vine Primitivo 36% 
Negroamaro 30%
Merlot 14%
Syrah 18%
Cabernet Sauvignon 2%

Aging wine Steel •

Production area  •

Tasting Notes •
Red wine Salento IGP intense ruby ​​color with aromas of red fruit, black plums, hints of spices and aromatic herbs.

Rating: 8/10

Professional Managers/Advisors
Advising & Promoting the various Italian Wines available at the 65 Different Booths

DOC Friuli Colli Orientali
Smooth red-wine that's mildly sweet but the overall sensation provided by this wine is quite dry, preferable for those who loves wines that are made this way.

Monovarietal Schioppettino

Planted in 1980 close to the business on an east-west-facing hill. From old clonal selection on the hills in the area where the variety originated, it is grown in Guyot with a density of 4500 plants per hectare.

Less than 70 ql/ha, obtained through pruning and cutting of the end of the bunch after optimal skin coloration reached.

Hand picked into trays at the end of September.

Traditional with stripping/crushing of the grapes and maceration over 15 days with twice-daily racking. Fermentation was completed in a stainless steel tank after drawing off.

Decanted twice in close succession, then put into barriques (half new, half second passage) and left for 14 months, undergoing full malolactic fermentation.

Spicy bouquet with predominant notes of pepper and juniper; ripe red fruit and hints of vanilla can also be detected. In the mouth light roasted notes from the barrique endow the wine with greater complexities. Full bodied, rich but soft. Further ageing confers still more interesting hints and sensations.


Rating: 8.5/10

Vintage Tunina

Type of terrain 
Predominantly marlstone and sandstone belonging to the Flysch formation from the Eocene era, characteristic of the Collio area with southwest and northwest aspect.

Made with grapes 
Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, Picolit

Alcohol content 

5,40 ÷ 5,60 ‰

Wine ageing potential 
On average 7–8 years, and in the best vintages over 10 years.

Tasting notes 
Vintage Tunina from Sauvignon grapes, Chardonnay with Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana and Picolit added.

It should be noted that this is a genuine field blend. It has a brilliant straw-yellow colour with golden highlights. Its aroma is intense, full, with enormous elegance and persistence, and with hints of honey and wild flowers. Its taste is dry, velvety, and very well-orchestrated, with an exceptional persistence due to its particularly full body.

It is paired with truffled first courses, with a great variety of fish dishes, especially oven-baked fish and fish in sauce, and it can easily be drunk with white meats. We have a particularly good memory of this wine with a pillow of fresh salmon stuffed with parmesan and artichoke. (Daniele Cernilli)

Rating: 9/10

Ottella Lugana
White Wine made from Trebbiano di Lugana Grapes

Ottella Lugana, made from Trebbiano di Lugana grapes (which is Turbiano more akin to Verdicchio), produced byt the Azienda Agricola Ottella estate winery, is stylistic and elegant with beautiful aromas and lush flavors with a thrilling mineral component creating depth and structure. 

Ottella was founded in 1880 and the Montresor family has been grape growers for many generations at the Southern end of Lake Garda. They meticulously tend their vineyard and when given care, Trebbiano can flourish and produce expressive wines with aromatic bouquets and broad flavors that are warm and persistent

In my honest opinion, as a guy who prefers red-wine instead, this white wine is one of the best I've ever tasted. It doesn't overwhelm with the usual bubbly aftertaste that I'm definitely not accustomed to. I would prefer a smooth, slightly sweeter wine that suits my liking. This is definitely one of the wines that I would personally recommend.

Rating: 9.5/10 

Turbiana (Trebbiano di Lugana)

San Benedetto di Lugana, the grapes come from our own vineyards that are most suitable due to the high content of white clay. The harvest and selection of the grapes are done strictly by hand, in small 17 kg. cases. 17.

Double bow Guyot, yield around 9,000 kg. of grapes per hectare, equivalent to 5,700 litres of wine or 63%.

Third decade of September.

Delicate, soft pressing of the whole bunch for most of the production, the rest with gentle destemming by oscillation. Thereafter, a strict protocol of vinification: racking for natural sedimentation, slow, temperature-controlled fermentation (14°/18°); fining for 5 months on fine lees.

Light, glittering straw-yellow with green tinges

Exotic sweet, citrus notes appear, candied fruit with fine, elegant minerality.

Diffuse, expressive subtlety, the characteristically authoritative breadth on the palate emerges, warm and persistent.

Enjoy this crisp, rich characterful wine with freshwater and marine fish-based dishes, soups, savoury first courses with pasta or rice, white meats with gravies.

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Lee Seon Rim
Sales Manager Corea

Nals Margreid
Pinot Grigio Punggl/Sirmian/Mantele

The variation in height above sea level distinctively changes the taste of each and every wine found in the Nals Margried Winery's vineyard that covers 370 acres of land in Alto Adige, reaching from Nals to Margried. There are 14 different wine growing areas, each of their wines find its ideal climatic environment and optimal soil conditions. The punggl has its vineyards located approximately 25 metres above sea-level takes a longer time to ripen due to the inability to grasp as much sunlight as possible. 

The vineyards of both the Sirmian followed by the Mantele is around 300 metres and 500 metres respectively, which allows them to obtain as much sunlight as possible for optimal ripening. This explains how the red wines are more rich and filled with fruity goodness

Cavicchioli (1928)

Selection of Lambrusco grapes from Emilia

Vines with a GDC double curtain and a Guyot training system, with spurred cordon pruning, on mixed soil in the area situated between the central plain and the low hills of the province of Reggio Emilia and the province of Modena.

the grapes, harvested in September and October, are vinified in white. After alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature with selected yeasts, second fermentation takes place, using the Charmat method, for 4-5 days at a controlled temperature of 12-14°C.

white mousse; refined and persistent perlage; pale straw yellow colour; fresh and fruity aroma; sweet and pleasantly fruity flavour.


ideal throughout a meal, excellent with tasty first courses, pizza, roasts and cold cuts.

cool 6-8°C.

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Rating: 8.8/10

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